Premier League | Late equaliser earns West Brom 1-1 draw at Liverpool

The outcome left Liverpool on 32 factors from 15 video games, three forward of second-placed Everton.

A late header by Semi Ajayi earned struggling West Bromwich Albion a shock 1-1 Premier League draw at champions and leaders Liverpool on Sunday because the defender cancelled out Sadio Mane’s early opener for the house facet.

The outcome left Liverpool on 32 factors from 15 video games, three forward of second-placed Everton. West Bromwich stayed 19th on eight factors however their spirited fightback could have given new boss Sam Allardyce lots to cheer about.

Liverpool laid siege to the Baggies from the off and it was no shock that Mane netted within the 12th minute when he chested down a deep Joel Matip move and swept the ball previous goalkeeper Sam Johnstone from 10 metres.

Mane got here near including a second halfway by means of the primary half when he headed extensive from shut vary after a Jordan Henderson cross earlier than Mohamed Salah volleyed inches over the bar from the sting of the penalty space.

West Brom got here out with extra function after the break and Karlan Grant had a sitter saved by Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker earlier than Nigerian centre again Ajayi struck within the 82nd minute towards the subdued hosts.

Liverpool conceded a sloppy nook and have been punished as Matheus Pereira floated in a pleasant cross from the appropriate and Ajayi rose above Fabinho to ship a looping header into the again of the online off the put up.

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